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  • Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

    People say if the Astro Orbiter is moved back up high we should put a fountain at the entrance.

    In my opinion a fountain will be just as congesting. True, the view will be MUCH better at the entrance, but people still bottleneck at fountains. It's probably best to have just plain nothing at the entrance. Fountains on either side would add kinetics without actually causing bottlenecks.

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    Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

    The path should be as it was from 1967-1997 .. a clear unobstructed path and view into the heart of the land.
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    • #3
      Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

      Quick question, I heard the astro orbitor no longer has the top half "spinning"...like how it would slowly spin to add a kinetic feel. Is this true? How long has it been broken?

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      • #4
        Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

        I agree with Escape.

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        • #5
          Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

          If "something" is going on the peoplemover track, it makes the enterance a beautiful view that shouldn't be blocked. That big Y is a great architectual element...

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            Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

            the kinetic thing on top of astro orbiter stopped working around the time of the blackouts and not enough power in cali... i thouhgt maybe they turned it off to help save power, but then it never came on again... *sigh*
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            • #7
              Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

              almost anything would be better than the those ugly rocks and lame orbiter. putting the rockets back where they came from is a stupendous idea.and opening up the entrance to t.l. is a must. consider this...

              "Shouldn't our view into the furture be unobstructive and inviting"? :wave:

              you can quote me on that last line. its a winner
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              • #8
                Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

                Originally posted by socal05
                If "something" is going on the peoplemover track, it makes the enterance a beautiful view that shouldn't be blocked. That big Y is a great architectual element...
                According to Al, a replacement ride for the People Mover is in the cards for the relatively near future. The overhead "Y" in the entryway has a grand. aesthetically strikingl appearance - and a new ride will likely be travelling on it soon. Nothing else is neede.

                When it comes to fountains, it is hard to beat the one at the nearby "hidden" Triton's Garden (just beneath Ariel's Grotto in Fantasyland). There, glass tube-like jets of water fly over you, ar at you when close to them. They are spontaneous and random as well. It's the most beautiful and fun fountain in the park.
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                • #9
                  Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

                  Wow, I made a thread that got five stars.

                  I think Tomorrowland's entrance from 1967 - 1997 would be fine.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

                    I know that the Disney Imagineers' work practically went down the drain with the 1998 heavy budget, but look at how cool this looks! I would have preferred this entry than the one Disneyland currently owns today. What's your opinion? :wave: Click on the picture to make it larger.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

                      If the Rocket Jets were restored to their rightful place and the hideous rocks removed, there would be plenty of space for a fountain or other water feature up against the sides of the TL buildings, thus leaving the central walkway wide open as ever.

                      Or,
                      If the Rocket Jets were restored to their rightful place and the hideous rocks removed, there would be plenty of space for a small water feature up against where the Peoplemover tracks split, still leaving far more walking space than the Astro Orbiter did.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

                        i think they should put a Gap there.




                        just kidding! don't throw me under the bus! :mob:
                        please be afraid.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

                          Originally posted by keith - SuPeR K!
                          the kinetic thing on top of astro orbiter stopped working around the time of the blackouts and not enough power in cali... i thouhgt maybe they turned it off to help save power, but then it never came on again... *sigh*

                          When the orbitor was assembled, the construction crew neglected to properly add lubricant to many of the moving parts of the attraction. Since these parts are sealed and cannot be reached unless dissasembled. the moving parts of the attraction began to slowly cause problems with some completely stopping. Management decided it would just wait till the attraction goes thru its large refurbishment to correct the problem. during that refurb all the spinning components would be removed and evaluated to see if any damaged had been done to the working mechanism.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

                            As far as I know, the Astro Orbiter's upper portion has been moving around freely since May 5, showcasing the lovely new hidden 50 in its top half.

                            As for fountains... public fountains don't work.. they smell.. they lead to mildew and sifferent bacterias... no reason to plague (literally) the paying Disneyland guests with another public bathhouse.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Tomorrowland entrance - no Orbiter, but no fountain either

                              RocketRods, I love that picture. It just reminds me of what could have been... oh well. Thanks for posting that!

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